Man who sold parts that turn handguns into automatic weapons gets 3 years
Palm Coast man pleads guilty to possession and transfer of machine gun
A Palm Coast man has been sentenced to more than three years in prison after he pleaded guilty to selling parts that could turn a Glock handgun from a semiautomatic into an automatic firearm.
Robert Miguel Castillo, 45, pleaded guilty Aug. 6 and was sentenced to three years and four months in federal prison for possession and transfer of machine guns.
According to court documents, Castillo sold 10 Glock auto switches to a co-conspirator, Chad Howard Talbot, who then resold the switches to a convicted felon.
Glock auto switches are a firearm accessory designed to convert a Glock handgun from semiautomatic to automatic fire.
Talbot previously pleaded guilty for his role in this case. His sentencing hearing is scheduled for Nov. 14.
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